Basal Leaf Top
Centre Block, Cypress Hills Provincial Park
I am currently unsure which species of Antennaria this specimen is. The bracts do not appear to have a distinct dark brown or blackish spot at the base, as they do in A. corymbosa. The dark area in the photographs of the bracts may be more a transparent area through which the black background can be seen. In addition, these dark areas cannot be seen unless the bract is removed from the flower head. This specimen has more than the 5-7 stem leaves associated with A. Aprica. It even has more than the 8-12 stem leaves associated with A. microphylla. However, this specimen may be a robust A. microphylla. If you believe you know the correct identification, you could phone me (Colin) at 306-359-3806.
UnknownA: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this species.
Antennaria: Answers to key questions in Budd's Flora and Flora of Alberta leading to this genus.